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Watch Bartees Strange Perform Four Songs in a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Feb 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Bartees Strange (real name Bartees Cox Jr.) released his debut album, Live Forever, last fall via Memory Music. Now he has done a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR Music, performing four songs remotely with his band.  More

Premiere: Los Coast Debuts Video For Cover of Gillian Welch’s “Elvis Presley Blues”

Feb 22, 2021

Austin, Texas-based band Los Coast have already cultivated a reputation as an explosive live band and inventive songwriters. The band first debuted with their 2019 record Samsara, exploring a frantic mix of soul, psych, garage rock, funk, pop, and just about everything in between. Since then the band was mostly silent through 2020, with the exception of a beautiful cover of “A Change Is Gonna Come” with Gary Clark Jr. and a slow-burning cover of Gillian Welch’s “Elvis Presley Blues.”  More

Daft Punk Announce They Have Broken Up

Feb 22, 2021

French electronic music legends Daft Punk have announced they have broken up. The news was revealed via a YouTube video titled “Epilogue” that repurposes footage from their 2006 film Electroma and features their robot alter egos being blown up in the desert, followed by a title screen that says 1993-2021. More

Premiere: Russell Louder Debuts New Single, “Lavender”

Feb 22, 2021

Producer, singer/songwriter, and musician Russell Louder has been making waves in their native Canada for a while now with their striking performance art and hypnotic electro pop. The trans performance artist pulls from a diverse well of influences, from the experimental electronics of Danielle Dax and Laurie Anderson, to dance legends like Grace Jones. Following their 2017 self-released debut EP, Think of Light, Louder returned with a series of stellar singles, each building towards their debut record HUMOR. More

Weekly Playlist: Current Rotation #51

Feb 20, 2021

Newbies ft. Ex:Re / Josephine Stephenson, Mogwai, Animal Collective, J Dilla, Lost Girls / Jenny Hval / Havard Volden, Arcade Fire / Owen Pallett, Bowerbirds, Daniel Avery, Jose Gonzalez, Bryce Dessner & Cassandra Jenkins. More

Lael Neale Shares Self-Directed Video for “Acquainted With Night” (Plus Stream Her New Album)

Feb 19, 2021

Lael Neale has released a new album, Acquainted With Night, today via Sub Pop. To honor that she has shared an eerie self-directed video for its title track, “Acquainted With Night.” Also, now that the album is out you can stream the whole thing here. More

Richard Ashcroft (The Verve) Shares New Cover of John Lennon’s “Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple)”

Feb 19, 2021

Richard Ashcroft, formerly of The Verve, has shared a new cover of John Lennon’s “Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple).” It was shared via a video shot at Abbey Road studios, where, of course, The Beatles used to record. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Field Music, Lost Girls, serpentwithfeet, Iceage, and More

Feb 19, 2021

Welcome to the sixth Songs of the Week of 2021. There was finally some good news this week. We landed on Mars! On Thursday NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on the red planet, a tricky engineering feat, to answer David Bowie’s question: “Is there life on Mars?” More

Matt Berninger Announces Deluxe Edition of His Solo Album, Shares New Song “Let It Be”

Feb 19, 2021

Matt Berninger of The National released his debut solo album, Serpentine Prison, last October via Book, Berninger’s new imprint with Concord. Now he has announced a new deluxe edition of the album that includes six bonus tracks (four covers and two originals) and shared one of those extra tracks, “Let It Be,” which is an original song and not a Beatles cover.  More